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Why Would Cynthia Nixon Order Lox on a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel? We Present 6 Theories.

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  1. [8]
    spit-evil-olive-tips
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    I love these sorts of stories at the intersection of politics and food. Slate buried the lede here though - way down in theory #6 is the horrifying revelation, which I hadn't heard before, that...

    I love these sorts of stories at the intersection of politics and food. Slate buried the lede here though - way down in theory #6 is the horrifying revelation, which I hadn't heard before, that Richard Nixon ate cottage cheese...with ketchup.

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    1. [7]
      MimicSquid
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      I won’t say that cottage cheese & ketchup is awful without having tried it, but it’s really not an intuitive combination, is it? Clumpy and pink, salty, tangy and a little sweet... it just doesn’t...

      I won’t say that cottage cheese & ketchup is awful without having tried it, but it’s really not an intuitive combination, is it? Clumpy and pink, salty, tangy and a little sweet... it just doesn’t seem like it would work. Is there some brave soul who’s willing to put their tastebuds on the line and report back about this unlikely combination?

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      1. [6]
        patience_limited
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        My mother (may the world never again see her like as a cook) made lasagna with cottage cheese instead of ricotta. No, cottage cheese and tomatoes, let alone ketchup, are not made for each other;...

        My mother (may the world never again see her like as a cook) made lasagna with cottage cheese instead of ricotta. No, cottage cheese and tomatoes, let alone ketchup, are not made for each other; the texture, taste and smell are too close to vomit for pleasant recall.

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          MimicSquid
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          My condolences to the ghosts of tastebuds past.

          My condolences to the ghosts of tastebuds past.

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            patience_limited
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            If you've ever read Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone, you'll understand that there was a certain strain of motherly cruelty to food common at the time, of which my mother was a proud exponent.

            If you've ever read Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone, you'll understand that there was a certain strain of motherly cruelty to food common at the time, of which my mother was a proud exponent.

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            1. MimicSquid
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              That was a terrifying, terrifying read. My mother was bad, but she wasn't THAT bad.

              That was a terrifying, terrifying read. My mother was bad, but she wasn't THAT bad.

        2. Eylops
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          Cottage cheese with tomatoes and a bit of salt and herbs is one of my favorites on bread :D its just behind cheese with salami and mozzarella and tomatoe.

          Cottage cheese with tomatoes and a bit of salt and herbs is one of my favorites on bread :D its just behind cheese with salami and mozzarella and tomatoe.

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          1. patience_limited
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            I adore Parmesan, and I'll eat stinky cheeses that smell like the feet of entire armies were distilled to create them. It's textures that sometimes squick me out, and cottage cheese is a horror.

            I adore Parmesan, and I'll eat stinky cheeses that smell like the feet of entire armies were distilled to create them. It's textures that sometimes squick me out, and cottage cheese is a horror.

  2. patience_limited
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    Reading the entrails of politicians is the laziest possible journalism. Not only do food choice stories fail to disclose anything about them as policymakers, they distort the candidate's public...

    Reading the entrails of politicians is the laziest possible journalism. Not only do food choice stories fail to disclose anything about them as policymakers, they distort the candidate's public competence and humanity, further encouraging political campaigning as theater, not substance.

    I suppose it's indicative if a pol subsists solely on prepackaged meals, or claims all restaurants operated by minorities are too unclean to eat at, or sits down at the table and is polite enough to eat whatever they're presented, but otherwise taste alone isn't very telling.

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  3. dblohm7
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    Who cares? Let her eat what she wants.

    Who cares? Let her eat what she wants.

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  4. boredop
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    For whatever it's worth, I have been using "NYC" as a tag for New York City stories.

    For whatever it's worth, I have been using "NYC" as a tag for New York City stories.

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